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Christmas Lights in Wollongong

There is something truly magical about all those twinkling lights at Christmas time and the Christmas lights in Wollongong are no exception.

Check out the list below for some amazing Christmas lights in Wollongong and beyond.


  • 10 Phillips Cres Mangerton
  • 6 Welmont Place Mount Keira
  • 4 reservoir st Mangerton
  • 4 Parkman place Mt Keira
  • Strathearn Ave Wollongong


  • 23 Poplar Ave Unanderra
  • Farmborough Road Farmborough Heights
  • 84 ODonnell Dr Figtree


  • Gregory St Cringila
  • 8 Hunt Place Berkeley
  • 10 St Cloud Cres Lake Heights
  • Nannawilli St Berkeley


  • Mountbatten St Corrimal
  • 84 Campbell Street Woonona
  • 46 Midgley St, Corrimal
  • 22 Ocean St, Towradgi
  • Owen St Bulli


  • Fromholz Cres Avondale
  • 48 Robins Creek Dr Horsley
  • Hobbs St Horsley
  • 44 Timberi Ave Dapto
  • 8 Edgeworth Avenue Kanahooka
  • 23 Felix ave Horsley
  • Camira Street Koonawarra
  • Kimbarra Cres Koonawarra
  • Parkside Drive Dapto
  • Caloola Ave Koonawarra
  • 23 Glenwood Grove Horsley
  • Bangaroo Ave Dapto
  • Rushton Drive Kanahooka
  • 68 Burke road Dapto
  • 4 Dombarton Place Horsley
  • 51 Rushton Drive Kanahooka
  • St James Cres Dapto
Saint James Cres, Dapto
Saint James Cres, Dapto 2017


  • 5 Dickson Ave Mt Warrigal
  • 40 Queen St Warilla
  • 10 Pleasant Ave Warilla
  • 35 Queen St Lake Illawarra
  • 6 & 19 Cuthbert Dr Mount Warrigal
  • Cox Parade Mt Warrigal
  • 95 Kurrajong Street Windang
  • 28 Lake view Parade Primbee
  • 7 Morris Place Warilla


  • Stubbs Rd Albion Park
  • Esperance Drive Albion Park
  • 11 Hillside Drive Albion Park
  • 3 Gascoyne Street Albion Park
  • 82 Yellow Rock Road Tullimbar
  • 50 The Boulevard Oak Flats
  • 35 Devonshire Crescent, Oak Flats
  • Hopetoun St Oak Flats
  • 3 Waratah Ave, Albion Park Rail
  • 7 She Oak Place Albion Park Rail
  • 160 Terry St Albion Park
  • 18 Macquarie Street, Albion Park
  • Parkes St Oak Flats
  • Nob Hill Dr Oak Flats
  • Cnr Central Ave & Lyne St Oak flats
  • Burdekin Drive Albion Park
  • 160 Terry Street Albion Park
  • Broughton Avenue Tullimbar
  • 10 Tully Crescent Albion Park


  • 45 Cygnet Ave Shellharbour City Centre
  • Cosgrove Ave Flinders
  • Unit 11 1-9 William street Shellharbour
  • Joondalup Parkway Shell Cove
  • 15 Tyrrel St Flinders (supporting the Wollongong Children’s Ward).
  • CNR Edward St and Lagoon St Barrack Heights
  • 9 Brisbane Pl Barrack Heights (walk up the driveway to see maze in the backyard)
  • 13 Callistemon Pl Barrack Heights
  • 25 Lachlan Ave Barrack Heights
  • College Ave Blackbutt
  • Grace Place Flinders
  • Atchison Street, Flinders
  • Bruny place shell cove
  • 12 Cosgrove Ave Flinders
9 Brisbane Pl, Barrack Heights
9 Brisbane Pl, Barrack Heights 2017

Add My Lights

If you have an amazing display you would like to share with the What’s On in Wollongong audience, simply drop us a line with your details to [email protected]

Special Thanks

Special thanks to local resident Paul Harris.

Paul kindly takes the time to put together a bumper packed list of all the Christmas Lights in Wollongong each year.

Visit Paul’s Facebook page Christmas Light Displays in the Illawarra.

15 Tyrell Street Flinders

Christmas Markets 2018 | Wollongong

There is just something about Christmas Markets in Wollongong that make you smile.

Whether it’s the warm Christmas cheer, the community atmosphere or the comfort of knowing you are buying local, it just seems to work.

More markets will be added as they come to light!

Note: Some events may be weather reliant.

Made in Kiama – Handmade Night Markets

Date: Friday, 30 November & Saturday, 1 December 2018
Time: 4 pm  – 8 pm
Where: 2 Bong Bong St, Kiama
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Over 50 stalls showcasing the makers and crafters local to the Kiama, NSW area.

Salt Church Christmas Markets

Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: 275 Keira Street, Wollongong
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The Christmas Market is a free event hosted by Salt Church.

Showcasing a range of artisan stalls along with skill-sharing workshops, kids activities, a coffee cart and gourmet food.

This event will be supporting Forever Projects – a phenomenal local charity using what’s in their hands to bring positive change to families in Tanzania.

Wollongong Makers’ Market

When: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Time: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Where: UOW, Innovation Campus Function Room
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Local artists including jewellers, blacksmiths, fashion designers, printmakers, potters, mosaic artists and more are coming together for the next Wollongong Makers’ Market.

There will also be lots of food, music and activities for children.

Christmas Handmade Markets – So&So Events

When: Thursday, 6 December 2018
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Manse, 3 Kinghorn Street, Nowra
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It will be a fairy-lit night market with little stalls of locally handmade Christmas goodies and gifts.

Pottery, artworks, jewellery and Christmas puddings.
Live performances and dinner available

Kiama Seaside Market

When: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Black Beach, Kiama Harbour
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This is your last chance to grab some amazing gifts from the talented  Kiama Seaside Market stall holders including arts, crafts, jewellery, collectables, clothing, produce and much much more!

The Farm’s Market – Christmas Twilight Edition

When: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Time: 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Killalea State Park, Shellharbour
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The usual suspects will be there; the foodies, the brew, the makers and of course the music on the hill.

Foragers Twilight Market

When: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Where: Bulli Showground, Bulli
Time: 5pm – 10pm
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Think live music, Pop up Bar, 150 stalls and so much more!

Puckeys Christmas Night Market

When: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Where: Innovation Campus, UOW
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
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Browse the locally crafted wares and art, pick-up some delicious eats and enjoy the live entertainment and performances in the stunning surrounds of the UOW Innovation Campus.

Coledale Christmas Twilight Market

When: Friday, 21 December 2018
Where: Coledale Public School, 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale
Time: 2.00pm – 8.00pm
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It’s the final Coledale Market for the year.

Kicking off at 2 pm, bring along a picnic blanket and settle in for a relaxing afternoon evening.

There will be a  wonderful selection of food stalls, Artisan, handmade and homemade products, entertainment AND AWESOME VIBES!

Extra Christmas Kiama Farmers’ Market

When: Sunday, 23 December 2019
Where: Coronation Park @ Surf Beach, Kiama
Time: 3pm – 6pm
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Get super fresh produce for your Christmas Day celebrations whilst you directly support a farmer & makers.


Christmas Carols | Wollongong

Sing like no one’s listening and dance like no one’s watching!

That’s right folks, it’s that magical time of year where the community comes together to sing, dance and be merry.

Invite aunties, uncles, grandparents or the next door neighbour to come along and soak up the festive cheer.

Note: Some events may be weather reliant.

Schools’ Christmas – Crown St Mall

Friday 30 November | 11am – 2pm
Tuesday 4 December | 11am – 2 pm
Wednesday 5 December | 11 am – 2 pm,
Tuesday 11 December | 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Main Stage, Crown St Mall

Sing along to all your favourite carols as school choirs from across the Illawarra region come together to perform on the main stage at Crown Street Mall.

City of Wollongong Bikers Toy Run

Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Where: Crown St Mall, Wollongong
Time: From 11 am
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Each year hundreds of motorbike riders take part to bring toys for the Giving Tree which are then distributed to those in need within the Illawarra by local charities.

Welcome the motorbike riders as they arrive in the Crown Street Mall from 11 am followed by a fun community event with FREE face painting, jumping castle and live entertainment on the Crown Street Mall stage (until 12.30 pm).

This event is part of the Giving Tree which supports St Vincent de Paul and Anglicare who play an important role in helping make Christmas a special day for all children.

Carols and Markets – Bulli

Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Time: 3pm – 8pm
Where: Bulli Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli
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Grab a picnic rug and enjoy markets and carols at Bulli Anglican Church. Carols start at 6:30 pm with an interactive kids drama (not rehearsed) starting from 6 pm.

There will also be a jumping castle, face painting, petting zoo and Christmas craft table.

Carols in Corrimal

Date: Friday, 7 December 2018
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Where: Ziems Park, Corrimal – Senior Field
Entry: Gold coin donation to the Surf Life Saving Club
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The third annual Carols in Corrimal Committee invites you to grab some glowsticks and come along to sing your favourite Christmas carols.

Enjoy performances from students and performers from local schools and community groups.

Pulled beef rolls, steak sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls, hot dogs, soft drink, lollies, ice creams and popcorn will also be available for purchase on the night.

Carols by Candlelight – Shellharbour City Council

Date: Friday, 7 December 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra
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Head on over to Reddall Reserve on Friday 7 December from 5.30pm to sing along with local musicians and performers, grab a bite to eat from the food trucks and check out all the stalls and fun activities.

Figtree Community Carols

Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Figtree High School, Gibsons Rd, Figtree
Donations collected on the night support the Rural Fire Service
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Figtree Anglican Church invites you to join them for a fabulous evening of entertainment for all ages.

Local talent will lead the singing all your favourite carols plus enjoy a spectacular fireworks display.

There will be free face painting and activities for the little ones, low-cost rides, BBQ as well as a range of food vendors.

Carols in the Park, Woonona

When: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Where: Strachan Park, Woonona
Time: From 6.30pm
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The Lions Club will hold a Carols in the Park (the park on the highway) on Sunday, 9 December with a special visit from Santa.

Santa Fest Wollongong 2018

Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Where: Lang Park, Wollongong
Entry fee: free
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The Disability Trust and the Salvos Wollongong invite you to a family friendly Santa Festival and Carols on Sunday 9 December at Lang Park.

TV star Prinnie Stevens will headline and present a wide range of performances during the afternoon and a full carol concert in the evening.

There will be food trucks, coffee, rides and entertainment and the carols will conclude after dark with a fireworks display.

Carols on the Lawn – Corrimal

When: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Time: 5.45pm – 8.45pm
Where: 9 Augusta St, East Corrimal

Free family-friendly Carols on the Lawn hosted by Corrimal Community Church, and the Elastic Band.

Bring your singing voices and Christmas cheer for this family community fun time, with plenty of room on the lawn to sit, bring a chair or blanket.

Glow sticks will be available for a gold coin with a  BBQ from 5.30pm.

Kiama Community Carols in the Park

When: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Where: Hindmarsh Park, Kiama
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
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With a jam-packed program including a visit from Santa, this year’s Christmas Carols in Hindmarsh Park will put you and your family in the Christmas spirit!

This free community event is hosted by the Combined Churches of Kiama and includes the return of the renown children’s entertainer, Colin Buchanan who wowed the crowd and especially the kids last year.

Every year the Carols support a local charity and this year the Kiama Men’s Shed has been chosen. There will be a display of wooden toys and other products for sale at the Carols.

Please note that in the case of wet weather, the carols will take place in the Pavilion at Kiama Showground.

Dapto Community Christmas Festival

When: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Where: Moombara Street, Dapto
Time: 5.30pm – 9pm
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The Dapto Community Christmas Festival is hosted by Dapto Community Christmas Festival and Dapto Anglican Church.

Come along and enjoy market stalls, Christmas carols, carnival food, family activities, fireworks plus more.

Carols by the Harbour – Shellharbour

When: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Time: From 5 pm
Where: Little Park, Shellharbour Village
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Carols by the Harbour will be held on Saturday 15th December from 5 pm and includes a fun-filled and FREE family festival.

Carols will begin from 7.30pm with fireworks at the end of the evening.

Carols on the Lawn

When: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Time: 5pm – 7.30pm
Where: St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral, Corner Church & Market Streets, Wollongong
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Come at 5:00 pm for a BBQ dinner (gold coin donation), coffee van, family Christmas photobooth, and other fun activities for the kids!

The outdoor service will commence at 6 pm on the church grounds, with a modern band rocking classic Christmas carols, puppets from Quiz Worx, and a Bible talk.

Austinmer Carols by the Sea

When: Sunday 16 December 2018
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Austinmer Beach
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Bring a blanket, chair and picnic dinner and join us for Christmas Carols on Austinmer Beach.

Carols in the Cathedral

When: Monday, 24 December 2018
Time: 5pm and 7pm
Where: St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral, Corner Church & Market Streets, Wollongong
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Select from two timeslots: starting 5 pm or starting 7 pm.

Classic Christmas carols service in the Cathedral, led by the Christmas choir interspersed with traditional Christmas Bible readings.